[MOBI] ✓ Shield of Thunder | BY ↠ David Gemmell

Shield of Thunder By David Gemmell,

  • Title: Shield of Thunder
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • ISBN: 9780345477019
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The second novel in David Gemmell s bestselling Troy trilogy Interlacing myth and history, and high adventure, this is epic storytelling at its very best.War is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder.Into this maelstrom of treachery come three travellers Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrThe second novel in David Gemmell s bestselling Troy trilogy Interlacing myth and history, and high adventure, this is epic storytelling at its very best.War is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder.Into this maelstrom of treachery come three travellers Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret Kalliades, a warrior with high ideals and a legendary sword and his close friend Banokles, who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.Together they journey to the fabled city of Troy, where a darkness is falling that will eclipse the triumphs and personal tragedies of ordinary mortals for centuries to come.From the Paperback edition.
    Shield of Thunder The second novel in David Gemmell s bestselling Troy trilogy Interlacing myth and history and high adventure this is epic storytelling at its very best War is looming and all the kings of the Great

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    1. As you can see above, the math for this one is quite simple This is book two of one of the best Heroic Fantasy series I have ever read This sequel to the wonderful Lord of the Silver Bow is the middle installment of David Gemmell s Troy trilogy in which he superbly re imagines the events leading up to and including the Trojan War It is brilliant, original and terrifically entertaining Beginning several years after the events of Lord of the Silver Bow, this book continues the build up to the fina [...]

    2. Humph.Tell me, have you read a book that has seen you at a loss for words An experience so rich, you couldn t possibly explain This is that.I had heaped praise on the author for the Lord of the Silver Bow and quite honestly did not hope for anything better in this book But it was delivered, and in style The book has mostly the same characters with a few strong characters being introduced All the characters compliment each other in ways most apt.Hector, a great warrior, unmatched in skill and pow [...]

    3. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews Book I of this series started off slow but really picked up speed as it reached its conclusion, so I started book two very excited to see where Gemmell was going with it Unfortunately, Shield of Thunder really failed to deliver.As soon as you begin this book, you will notice that Gemmell has skipped forward in time No big deal really except for one important fact a tragic event has occurred, which has left one of our main characters dead or dying I supp [...]

    4. In what should be a happy time with the heir to Troy getting married, knives are being sharpened as enemies prepare for war Hidden plots and plans unfold in the intrigue laden Shield of Thunder.For a book series about a massive looming war it sure takes a long time to get to it From the beginning of Lord of the Silver Bow all the readers and characters knew a war was coming between Troy and Mykene yet there was only build up to the impending battle in book one Surely The Shield of Thunder with a [...]

    5. Continuation of Troy 1 Lord of the Silver Bow , this book started off as interesting as its predecessor Odysseus was focussed upon in detail and I loved reading about him and listening to his tales of wit and wisdom The other prominent characters were Kalliodes, who falls in love with Kalliope a.k.a Piria, the former lover of Andromache, who was a prominent character of the first book, and who is about to marry Hektor, the Prince of Troy Kalliope is rescued from pirates by Kalliodes and Banocle [...]

    6. Sometimes books are so well written, the characters come so alive, that I can read the book as quickly as I can watch a movie That was the case with this book David Gemmell was a genius He was a puppet master, carefully laying out his characters, their dialogue, their moves, so that the story comes together beautifully at the end I m not going to do a full review since if you already read book 1, you most likely plan on reading this book or already read it.However, if you haven t read book 1, pl [...]

    7. 4.5 starsI love it when I really like the first book in a series, and then the second book is even better I will say it took a little while before some of the main characters from the first book reappeared in this one, but honestly I didn t mind it much because I genuinely liked the new characters too technically they were in the first book too, but very minor roles.This series is full of interesting characters, betrayals, alliances, intrigue, friendships, redemption, and battles it s awesome My [...]

    8. Apr s la fin explosive du premier tome de Troie, il ne m a pas fallu longtemps pour replonger dans la derni re grande pop e de David Gemmell Les aventures d Hector, H licon, Andromaque, Ulysse et tous leurs copains me tournaient dans la t te depuis que j avais referm Le seigneur de l arc d argent, il tait grand temps de remettre le couvert avec le Bouclier du tonnerre.Presque un an s est coul depuis l attaque des myc niens, un calme relatif est revenu sur la Grande Verte et tous les rois converg [...]

    9. The first half of the book is better than the second, as Gemmell does a good job of writing Odysseus while sticking to his canonical attributes The book takes a downturn, however, in the second half as Gemmell s stable of characters go from dire circumstances to mandatory last minutes rescues to sudden deaths, all without much emotional involvement So much of what makes these people tick is told, not shown, in pluperfect flashbacks, as was the case in the first book, and it was a worn out device [...]

    10. Oh God What is it David Gemmell does to make such an epic story with amazing characters and breathtaking scenes This is the second book of the Troy trilogy and was outstanding just like the first one But, in my opinion, i have to say that i like far the first book Lord of the Silver Bow than this one Shield of Thunder felt, in some parts, a bit slow in contrast with the first one where everything was fast paced and epic with every page you turn I felt this book had so much of telling of the bat [...]

    11. Segundo de la Trilog a de Troya.En realidad es continuaci n directa del primero Y como ya he empezado el tercero os puedo decir que es como si se hubiese dividido una historia en tres libros, no es que ninguno de los dos primeros acabe nada Sencillamente el primer cap tulo de este segundo libro contin a el ltimo del anterior.Nada que destacar salvo que las 5 estrellas del precedente se conservar an por inter s y personajes Le quito una porque, obviamente, la frescura del primer libro se pierde e [...]

    12. This is the second of a trilogy about the Trojan War I am writing this review after having read all three books The story continues to draw us toward the inevitable Trojan War, the civil war within Troy has been resolved and now preparations for battle with the Greeks has begun Several minor characters from the first book have a significant role in this one, including Piria, a priesess of Thera and Kalliades Banokles, warriors of Mykene Odysseus, King of Ithaca, warrior, merchant and legendary [...]

    13. A lovely story A fine re imagining of the events leading up to the fall of Troy I agree with the good reviews except calling it best book ever Second book of a trilogy I did not read the first book but there are just enough references from Lord of the Silver Bow to connect the dots between events This installment can stand alone.Gemmell initially focuses on unintentional heroes Kalliades and Banokles Their sub story really helps tie these epic events together in an accessible way It has all the [...]

    14. I was blown away by Gemmell s first Troy book, Lord of the Silver Bow, and purchased the rest of the trilogy soon upon its completion Shield of Thunder did not disappoint The action was ferocious, the drama was both touching and realistic, and the characters were vivid and alive I was especially taken by the way Gemmell doesn t seem to pick sides as the great war enfolds Nobody is the bad guy per se, although Agamemnon is a murderous tyrant, and instead we see the foul conflict through the eyes [...]

    15. It s brilliant, and sad is so thoroughly American that the only edition they have is an E version, so unfortunately, you can t see the awesome cover art enjoyed by my paperback Corgi edition, and the art conveys the atmosphere of hope, fear and deep history that suffuses this book.

    16. A passion of mine is the story of the sacking of Troy and the return of the Greeks The Iliad Penguin Classics and The Odyssey while I m no expert, I m acquainted with the story The events Homer describes are so strong and vivid, I also love the characters involved, particularly the character of Odysseus sorry, rather than the big heroic type I m into the thinker.Mr Gemmel did the ambitious act of writing a series of historical fiction books that supported Homer s works along with Virgil s The A [...]

    17. I do have to admit that historical fiction is one of my favorite genres you have a feel for the time and place , and have been introduced to the main characters so they become like old friends in no time On that note, most people out there do know the battle of Troy, the legends exist and we still use the axiom of the gift of the Trojan Horse and what that ultimately means It s one of the enduring parts of the tale that keep the legend of Troy alive to this day Well that and the whole Helen of T [...]

    18. We all harbor monsters within us Winged,clawed,fanged frothing at the mouth they wait to be unchained even at the slightest provocation to create before our eyes what we have but dreaded in our darkest thoughts A war looming in the horizon will change everything from the land to the people and everywhere we hear the patter of hoofbeats Astride a pale horse comes the rider who eventually visits everyone who ever draw breath on this earth War draws mankind like moths to a flame and so does the epi [...]

    19. Like the first of this series this book is an easy 5 stars Unfortunately as I was reading I found out that David Gemmell is no longer living this was and is a huge disappointment for me I have been feeling a mounting of excitement mainly due to finding a new author who is great at all aspects of writing The world he creates is fun, interesting, good guys become bad guys and bad guys turn good PACE The pace was excellent There are so many times in other books where I feel that the author spends t [...]

    20. This is book 2 in the Troy Trilogy, and while it was not as fantastic as the first book, it was still a fun read.We meet some new characters Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and Banokles who will carve his own legend in the battles to come While I liked these new characters, I did not find them as interesting as the original cast of characters, who still play a part in this book, though not as much as I d have liked There are some [...]

    21. Reading for the second time and can safely say while it s a great read, it s not going to be among my favorites lacks the Epic feel Just cant compare to Illaid Luckily had forgotten many of the best moments from the books so the surprise was maintained during the second read and had fun going over it again It s a better book then the first one for many reasons It s got involvement of the ancient heroes It finally brings out the Trojan War and in a realistic manner with battle raging all over th [...]

    22. If we had half scales it d be towards the 2.5 side than a whole 3.It s an amiable type of read, picks up from book 1 you soon catch up with whose who Characters are likeable enough with the Greek trojan heroes of myth legend especially Odysseus who dominates the first part of the book keeps it going As to the story it s a little disappointing in many ways, for me there should have been a lot about the politics plays made by the various Kings, in fact it s what I would have expected from this p [...]

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